Dynamic Duos #19

 The color duo this week at Dynamic Duos is Cajun Craze & Always Artichoke.  I incorporated Ruby and New England Ivy by Close To My Heart as my base colors.  My neutral is Colonial White and burlap!  I figured burlap was close enough to Kraft to be called a neutral color.

My card is based on the sketch this week at Try Stampin On Tuesday.

I trimmed down a piece of burlap ribbon for my bow.  I tied a bow on my button with a leftover strip of burlap.  The burlap ribbon goes along with the burlap pattern on my pattern paper.  The holly pattern paper is part of the Handmade Holiday line by Simple Stories. 

I finished out the inside of the card with an additional piece of pattern paper from the same line.  Using lighter colored patterned paper for the inside of your cards is an easy way to embellish the inside of your card without adding bulk.  The light graph on this paper also means, this is one card that my handwritten note will actually be straight on as well!

Supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1520 Ornamental Cheer
D1477 Universal Backgrounds
Sentimental About Christmas-MFT
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
X5927 Ruby Cardstock
1282 New England Ivy Cardstock
Handmade Holiday DSP-Simple Stories
Z2170 Ruby Ink
Z2429 Ruby Markers
Z1760 Burlap Ribbon
Z1369 Red Assortment Buttons
Die-namics Fishtail Dies-MFT

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge -Early Christmas 
Aud Sentiments Challenge -Christmas sentiment  
Creative Card Crew -Christmas 
Just Keep on Creating -Christmas 
Penny Black and More Early Christmas Makes 
Ribbon Carousel Challenge -Beautiful Bows 
Simon Says Stamp – Stamp It 
Stampinfor the Weekend-Early Christmas 
The Pink Elephant - Use Patterned Paper 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I can’t wait to see your creations at Dynamic Duos.  You have until Thursday at noon (PDT) to enter!  Have you entered my Blogoversary Blog Candy Giveaway???  If not, enter here!


  1. Beautiful card, Allisa. ;-) I love the burlap ribbon and the texture that it adds. Your DP's are so lovely.

  2. Gorgeous card Allisa, love the Burlap Bow and the Button with the Designer Paper and Penants.

  3. How pretty Allisa! Love the layered banners and that great burlap bow!

  4. What a great card, love the use of the burlap!

  5. I love that burlap bow! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week - good luck!

  6. Allisa, I love these colors for a holiday card and the addition of the burlap bow is awesome! It's very "country Christmas" and I love it. I had to laugh at your comment about the grid paper and writing straight...I have the same challenge. Lol! Have a great weekend! Hugs! :)

  7. This is absolutely fabulous!!! LOVE the burlap ribbon and the colors are amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at TSOT! If you have time, I would love it if you'd join me at Technique Tuesday for our monthly challenge! :)

  8. When an absolutely super Christmas card Allisa, so clever to achieve such elegance coupled with great texture.

    It's great to see you at Penny Black and More challenge this month, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  9. What a fab card. I love the colour combo and the different textures! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

  10. So beautiful! Love the colors you chose, the burlap looks fabulous!
    so happy you joined us at penny black and more!

  11. The pattern paper you used is so beautiful! And I love the burlap ribbon, great texture!

  12. Wonderful card for the Dynamic Duo's challenge! I love kraft and it goes so well with these lovely colours. Your burlap addition is such a nice touch.
    Cheers, Karen

  13. Lovely card, the papers are very striking.

    DT: Creative Card Crew

  14. Beautiful Christmas card!! Love the papers and burlap ribbon!! Thanks so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant Challenge!!

  15. Wow, I'm kinda loving the texture of the burlap! Thanks for sharing your Art with us at Creative Card Crew.
    ~Jo, CCC-DT

  16. A great take on this sketch, I love the Hessian. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew

    hugs Vicky xxx

  17. lovely card, love the bow detail,thanks for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  18. Love the burlap touch and the inside is done to perfection. Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin on Tuesday.

  19. Lovely card and great colour combo

    Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes

  20. Very pretty, and nice job with the sketch!

  21. You have made a lovely card here. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

  22. What a pretty card and a great take on the sketch you used. Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  23. this card is just beautiful, the burlap ribbon is the perfect addition.

    thanks so much for sharing your card at Christmas is around the corner at Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along :)


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